NEW Boss Tommy Widdrington delivered a clear message to his players soon after his arrival at Priory Lane.
Widdrington believes the squad have underachieved so far this season and wants to see them respond to a new challenge and make a good first impression.
“The players here earn a wage so we’re going to squeeze as much as we can out of everyone.
“They’re not here for nothing. It’s all about commitment and being focused on the job in hand.
“We all have one chance to make a good first impression. They’ll make an impression on us and we’ll see which players fit and which ones don’t.”
Eastbourne Borough have been on a slump of late having won just one of their last 14 league matches, and currently sit at 18th in the Blue Square South.
“The team have got into the habit of not winning games and habits are hard to break, good or bad.”
The Geordie, however, is confident that he and assistant manager Alan Kimble can return that winning mentality to Priory Lane over time.
“It’s not going to happen overnight, Rome wasn’t built in a day. But the foundations are here, the bricks are here and we can build on that.
“We just need to stop the slide and start the push.”
Widdrington was due to take charge of his first game at Sutton United but it was postponed due to the freezing conditions.
Boro’ were due to play Dartford last night (Tuesday) but this game has also been postponed as Dartford were in FA Trophy action (weather permitting) against Wealdstone.
Boro’ welcome Thurrock to Priory Lane on Saturday, February 11.
ABOVE: ManagerTommy Widdrington (right) and head coach Alan Kimble finalise the paperwork after signing a two-and-a-half year contract at Priory Lane last week.